Ho, Ho, Hold the Milk. Here Are 4 Ways To Use Your Empty Bottles As Holiday Decorations

DIY Holiday Decor Using Glass Milk Bottles - Recycling and RepurposingAre you tired of putting out the same holiday decorations every year? Are you looking for some eye-catching pieces to put out at your holiday parties?

People have been decorating their houses since Christmas was officially declared a legal holiday in 1856. Holiday decorations have stayed traditional at the root, but have evolved over time to match the latest fashion trends of the given time period.

We’ve seen the popcorn strands, the bright silver and gold tinsel, and even the all white Christmas tree. But, now we’re in the glass mason jar era. This makes our glass milk bottles the perfect festive embellishment to tis’ the season.

Here are five easy and inexpensive DIY decor ideas using empty glass milk bottles to add to your holiday collections:

1. Holiday Milk Bottle Centrepiece

This DIY is the perfect, rustic country decor to add to your family dining table during the holiday season. This project is nearly cost free since it requires your old milk bottles, material from nature, and your old vintage kitchen supplies. It can also be customizable to your decorative style because you get to choose the props you want to include. The final touch is to add candle sticks into the jars to light at your holiday parties.

What you need:

  • Wood slab
  • Pine cones
  • Branches
  • Artificial Snow (watch tutorial here)
  • Vintage kitchen supplies (ex: Wooden Spoon)
  • Decorative rope
  • Candles
  • Glue gun

…And of course glass milk bottles!

2. Sea Glass Bottle Decoration

This fail proof DIY takes your old empty milk bottles from drab to fab in a matter of seconds. These sea glass bottles would look perfect scattered among a holiday arrangement, or on their own in a collection of three. All you need to buy is the sea glass aerosol spray paint (which comes in a variety of colours) and you’re good to go. For an extra holiday flare, you could get some acrylic white paint and draw on little snowflakes. You could even turn these bottles into candle holders as well, the possibilities are endless!

What you need:

  • Sea Spray Paint (comes in multiple colours)
  • Optional: White acrylic paint, & a fine tip paint brush.

…And of course glass milk bottles!

3. Dipped in Glitter Decoration

This glittery DIY is the perfect eye-catching piece to display throughout your holiday to New Year’s Eve parties. It’s very simple to make and requires only a few crafting supplies. Adding an element of glitter as an accent piece in your holiday decoration will modernize your overall aesthetic. To finish off this look, you could even place thin branches inside the bottles.

What you need:

  • A glossy, acrylic sealer
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Glitter

…And of course glass milk bottles!

4. Milk For Santa Bottle

This craft idea is perfect for the whole family—and for Santa of course! Upgrade your old milk and cookie station with a customized glass milk bottle. With this DIY you can be as creative as you like.

What you need:

  • Sticker letters
  • Decorative ribbon
  • A decorative straw

 …And of course glass milk bottles!

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